BOLAR APPOINTS SHAROKY PRESIDENT AND CEO
BOLAR APPOINTS SHAROKY PRESIDENT AND CEO of the Copiague, N.Y.-based generic drug company effective Jan. 31, 1993, Bolar said Dec. 11. Forty-two year old Seymour Sharoky, MD, is currently Exec VP-R&D. He originally came to the company from the Baltimore- based contract testing firm PharmaKinetics in 1988 and took over responsibility for clinical development at Bolar. Sharoky will take over the positions following the "resignation of Lawrence Raisfeld as President and Chief Executive Officer effective Jan. 31, 1993," Bolar said. The company said that "this is not connected to the generic drug scandal or to recent antitrust investigations." On Dec. 9 former Bolar president Robert Shulman was charged with conspiring to fix the price of generic Dyazide (see following T&G). Raisfeld, a cofounder of Bolar with Shulman in 1959, became president when Shulman resigned in February 1990 due to fraud charges ("The Pink Sheet" Feb. 19, 1990, p. 12). In addition to gaining the top positions at Bolar, Sharoky has "become a director of the company on the resignation from the board of Seymour Inkles," Bolar said. In the weeks following Shulman's resignation, Inkles was shuffled from his director of scientific affairs post to acting head of R&D and then to president, scientific affairs ("The Pink Sheet" March 5, 1990, T&G-14).
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